Eclipse builds upon traditional eternity sculptures and was inspired by David's imminent 20th wedding anniversary with his wife Sophie. It draws on the DH Lawrence poem, Fidelity, read at the couple's wedding, which describes a sapphire of fidelity, represented in the outer rings of the sculpture, made from stainless steel and coated in a glossy jet black.
Taking inspiration from the phases of the moon and the shadows of an eclipse, the Eclipse's interlocking rings support each other and work in harmony from any angle. The inner ring is lined with 23¾ carat gold leaf. Integrated LED lights in the base are positioned to capture the finish of the smaller ring and create a thin slither of light, mimicking the eclipse.
Prices start at $51,086.
The Eclipse comprises two 316 marine grade stainless steel rings, one smaller and angled within the outer. The classic design is predominantly painted deep gloss black with the inside of the smaller ring gilded with 23¾ carat gold leaf.
The lowest internal surface of the outer ring is mirror-polished and has a low voltage LED uplighter incorporated into it.
Other finishes are available on request.
The larger outer ring on the classic design is 71" in diameter, however other sizes are available on request.
The rings are supported on a flat stainless-steel base plate that is bolted down to a concrete pad. We ask that this foundation is placed at the proposed site, together with a conduit and drawcord emerging up through the centre, for the required electricity to supply the integral light.
Installation and delivery are included in the price for UK commissions, and for overseas shipping quotes can be obtained and charged at cost.
Periodic cleaning will help preserve the beauty of the Eclipse. We would recommend that it be cleaned at least once a year with only warm water and a soft cloth to remove any detritus. Use of any abrasive cleaner will damage the finish and must be avoided. The gold leaf gilding should be washed gently with a garden hose, a high-pressure hose should be avoided at all costs. Maintenance instructions will be issued on installation.